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  • What are Cookies?

    May 26, 2020 by

    Mention “cookies” and most people expect a chocolate chip treat to appear. When talking about computers, however, cookies aren’t on the dropdown menu. In fact, they’re not even physical objects. Yet they do a great deal of the work that makes it more convenient for you to browse the Internet — and they can be… Read more

  • How to Stay Safe as States Reopen

    May 22, 2020 by

    More than two months into the pandemic, many of us are trying to find a way to navigate our new normal in a safe, sustainable way. Quarantine fatigue is very real! Even normally cautious people are struggling with taking the proper precautions, simply because of how long this has been going on. As time goes on, it’s important we have… Read more

  • What is an SSL certificate?

    May 21, 2020 by

    An SSL certificate is a type of digital certificate that provides authentication for a website and enables an encrypted connection. These certificates communicate to the client that the web service host demonstrated ownership of the domain to the certificate authority at the time of certificate issuance. This authentication process is much like sealing a letter in an… Read more

  • Top 5 Social Media Scams

    May 18, 2020 by

    We’re wired to be social creatures, and sites like Twitter and Facebook have capitalized on this to great success. According to its COO Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook draws 175 million logins every day. 5 tips for social media security and privacy Your own accounts might seem too small to tempt scammers, but even with just a… Read more

  • How to clean your laptop screen and keyboard safely

    May 15, 2020 by

    Use the right cleaners, cloths and techniques to air your filthy laptop, from the screen to the vents. If you’re like me, you’re sitting in front of a laptop that’s seen cleaner days. No matter the make or model, it doesn’t take long for a laptop to start looking tired from a smudged screen and… Read more

  • The Password Security Checklist

    May 11, 2020 by

    You might have read about Facebook founder and user Mark Zuckerberg’s social media accounts getting “hacked.” Hacked is maybe not the right word here, since many people believe Zuck’s password was among the 117 million leaked LinkedIn passwords recently posted online. If this is true, it means that Zuckerberg used the same password for multiple websites, allowing the damage… Read more

  • Tired of dealing with a slow PC? Here are a few ways to fix it yourself

    May 8, 2020 by

    We’re all feeling the stress of transitioning to a new normal during the coronavirus pandemic — a normal that now includes remote learning and working from home. One of the last things we want to deal with is a slow or unresponsive computer. The next time you launch an app and your PC slows to a crawl, instead of messaging IT or calling your tech… Read more

  • 11 Reasons Why Companies Should Outsource Their IT Support Services

    May 6, 2020 by

    Technology is the number one force changing the face of business. Constantly evolving and adaptive technology transforms the way companies function, perhaps nowhere more so than in the field of sales and marketing. Businesses that hope to compete are in a constant race to evolve and adopt these technologies before the technology becomes irrelevant, lest the business… Read more

  • Virus warning signs

    May 5, 2020 by

    Computer viruses are an ongoing and evolving threat. Millions of computers in the U.S. are infected with malicious software – also known as malware – and new viruses surface regularly. And it’s possible for malicious software to infect your computer or device without you knowing. But how can you tell if you’ve been a victim of a… Read more

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